March 24, 1974 (49)
Alyson Hannigan is an American actress who has had a successful career in both television and film. She is best known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg in the hit TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and as Lily Aldrin in “How I Met Your Mother.”
Hannigan’s breakout role came in 1997 when she was cast as Willow Rosenberg in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Her portrayal of the quirky and lovable witch earned her critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase.
Another milestone in Hannigan’s career was her role as Lily Aldrin in “How I Met Your Mother,” which ran from 2005 to 2014. Her performance as the sweet but slightly neurotic kindergarten teacher was a fan favorite and helped the show become a cultural phenomenon.
Hannigan has worked with several other celebrities throughout her career, including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Charisma Carpenter, Eliza Dushku, and David Boreanaz on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel on “How I Met Your Mother.” She has also appeared in films alongside stars such as Seth Green, Jason Biggs, Eugene Levy, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
In addition to her acting career, Hannigan is also an animal lover and has supported several animal non-profit organizations, including the Amanda Foundation and the Lange Foundation. She has also been a spokesperson for the animal rights organization PETA and has worked to raise awareness about animal welfare issues.